Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 2nd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome to Mulberry School The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.


Mini Meerkats Class (2 year olds)
Preschool (3-4 year olds)
4K (4-5 year olds)
Junior Kindergarten
First/Second Grade

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings and to download and print an application. Be aware that space is limited and some classes may have wait lists.


Classroom Supply List 18-19 School Year

July 12, 2018

School supplies are starting to appear in the stores again. Here’s a list of what you’ll need for the fall:

Classrooms Supply List 18-19

Mini Meerkats Class

May 21, 2018

We are looking for 2-year-olds and their parents or legal guardians to come to explore, play and learn at Mulberry School.

Learning experiences will provide the opportunity for your child to enhance their social and emotional, language, physical and cognitive development.

Class Details:

  • 9:30-11:30 am on Fridays at Mulberry School
  • Child must be 2 years old and a parent must stay with them for the entire class.  A child may attend classes immediately after his/her 2nd birthday.
  • Cost per class is $15.  $50 for 4 classes.
  • Classes will be canceled if the minimum number of students is not reached.

How do I sign up?

Class Schedule:

September 7, 14, 21, 28

October 5, 12, 26

November 2, 9, 16, 30

January 11, 18, 25

February 1, 8, 15, 22

March 1, 8, 22

April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10

Superhero 5K Results!

April 30, 2018

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2018 Mulberry School Superhero 5K!

James Whitlow had the fastest time, finishing in 18 minutes 59 seconds! To see the times of all the participants, please click below.

2018 Mulberry School Superhero 5K Results

Super Hero 5k – April 29th at 1pm

March 22, 2018

Superhero Sprint 5k and Kids 1/4 mile Fun Run benefitting Mulberry School. Superhero costumes encouraged. The course is mostly flat with a few rolling hills on the Constitution Trail. There is a 1/4 mile kids fun run for ages 10 and under. Awards will be given for the best adult costume, all kids’ fun run participants, top 3 male and female overall finishers and top aged 12 and under finisher. Strollers are welcome. T-shirt included with Early Bird Registration. Affordable childcare offered at the school for ages 3 and up.

Entry fee is $25 for adults and $5 child for the fun race.

Mulberry Summer Camp

February 27, 2018

Enroll in our 2018 Mulberry Summer Camp!

Full Day Fun 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Session 1: June 4 – June 29
Session 2: July 9 – Aug 3

Click on the brochure for more information: Mulberry Summer Camp Brochure 2018

February 2, 2018

Check out this video of just some of the amazing things that happen every day at Mulberry School!



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Mulberry School does not discriminate against any individual in regard to student admission, financial aid, or employee hiring, based on race, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by law.